Fidel’s former limos reborn as taxicabs

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Fidel’s former limos reborn as taxicabs

Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez cleans the Soviet-made limousine he drives. The car was once part of Fidel Castro’s fleet, which was often used to carry visiting dignitaries. At least one of the limos was used occasionally by Castro himself, but he preferred a military-style jeep.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez turns on the radio inside a Soviet-made limousine, which once belonged to Fidel Castro’s fleet. Suarez rents the car from the Cuban government.
In a former life, Soviet-made limousines were the “comandante’s” cars, part of Fidel Castro’s fleet. Today, they are being used as taxi cabs in Havana.
Tourists from Barcelona, Spain, take a picture through the window of a Soviet-made limousine that is now used as a taxicab in Havana, Cuba. The luxury automobiles were produced by Russian manufacturers GAZ and ZIL in the 1960s and 1970s.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez drives the Soviet-made limousine he rents from the Cuban government. The fleet of limos that were once part of Fidel Castro’s fleet have been decommissioned and repurposed as taxicabs at the service of tourists who want a little slice of history to go with their ride.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez drives past Revolution Plaza in the Soviet-made limousine, which was once was part of Fidel Castro’s fleet. “A lot of drivers pull up next to me at stoplights,” Suarez said. “They start laughing and they say, ‘You never imagined you would be driving the comandante’s car, eh?’”

Fidel’s former limos reborn as taxicabs

Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez cleans the Soviet-made limousine he drives. The car was once part of Fidel Castro’s fleet, which was often used to carry visiting dignitaries. At least one of the limos was used occasionally by Castro himself, but he preferred a military-style jeep.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez turns on the radio inside a Soviet-made limousine, which once belonged to Fidel Castro’s fleet. Suarez rents the car from the Cuban government.
In a former life, Soviet-made limousines were the “comandante’s” cars, part of Fidel Castro’s fleet. Today, they are being used as taxi cabs in Havana.
Tourists from Barcelona, Spain, take a picture through the window of a Soviet-made limousine that is now used as a taxicab in Havana, Cuba. The luxury automobiles were produced by Russian manufacturers GAZ and ZIL in the 1960s and 1970s.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez drives the Soviet-made limousine he rents from the Cuban government. The fleet of limos that were once part of Fidel Castro’s fleet have been decommissioned and repurposed as taxicabs at the service of tourists who want a little slice of history to go with their ride.
Havana taxi driver Moises Suarez drives past Revolution Plaza in the Soviet-made limousine, which was once was part of Fidel Castro’s fleet. “A lot of drivers pull up next to me at stoplights,” Suarez said. “They start laughing and they say, ‘You never imagined you would be driving the comandante’s car, eh?’”
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